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Md officials warn state debt threatens construction projects

Md officials warn state debt threatens construction projects

CAMBRIDGE — As much as $200 million worth of state construction projects could be canceled next year because the state can't afford them, a General Assembly budget expert warned leaders of local governments Friday.

"Some people who were expecting things to be built, they're going to be disappointed," state Sen. Edward J. Kasemeyer, chairman of the Senate's budget committee, told officials gathered for a Maryland Association of Counties meeting. "I think this is going to be a year of [missed] expectations and disappointments."

Kasemeyer, a Howard County Democrat, said the state's ballooning debt payments cost so much that Maryland will have to...

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